There was little prep before the party. A few paper wrapped aluminum cans to fill with some dandelions + wildflowers for the table would be a simple touch for a springtime tablescape. The girls did a beautiful job wrapping the cans.
Ainsleigh and Annabelle requested homemade hummus (to go along with their favorite chips), deviled eggs "without the red or green stuff"--paprika or relish, and our homemade ranch + veggies.
Gaummie's favorite chipped beef cheese ball and Grandma + PaPa's awesome fruit salad joined the party table to complete the most awesome birthday snacks ever.
The two petite four-layer cakes were the most time consuming part of the party prep but I know it gets my girls excited. They turned out much prettier than they were tasty. (I made gluten-free chocolate cake (with coconut sugar) with lemon curd between each layer-- turned out to be an odd combination especially with my refined sugar free buttercream icing I kinda made up as I went. Oops. Better luck with my August birthday girls.)
The party was so enjoyable and relaxing. Honestly. No games to run, timelines to follow or tidying of my house/yard.
Kids (and some adults!) ran and played for hours.
I love these two girls. They are such happy and content girls. They loved the attention from those that love them on their special day and, quite as I expected, I found them throughout the party off on their own, totally happy just being with each other.
the sleepy time gal